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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 190766
Last updated: 18 January 2022
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Type:Silhouette image of generic A333 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A330-343
Owner/operator:Etihad Airways
Registration: A6-AFE
MSN: 1226
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 136
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Category:Serious incident
Location:near Genève-Cointrin Airport (GVA) -   Switzerland
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH/OMAA)
Destination airport:Genève-Cointrin Airport (GVA/LSGG)
Investigating agency: SUST Switzerland
Etihad Airways flight EY51 suffered a loss of the green hydraulic system due to a heavy leak of the engine number 2 pressure line.
The aircraft, an Airbus A330-300, entered a holding pattern between 13:50 and 14:12 before commending further descent towards Geneva, Switzerland. Emergency landing gear extension was required and aircraft landed succesfully on runway 06 at 14:32. The aircraft was towed from the runway due to loss of nose wheel steering system retated to the emergency landing gear extension.

The aircraft left Geneva for Abu Dhabi as flight EY52 on October 11. On October 16 the aircraft went back into service.


Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: SUST Switzerland
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report
Other occurrences involving this aircraft

10 Feb 2015 A6-AFE Etihad Airways 0 Casablanca-Mohamed V Airport (CMN/GMMN) min
Bird strike.


Photo of A6-AFE courtesy

Düsseldorf - International (EDDL / DUS)
4 October 2014; (c) Gerard Helmer

Revision history:

20-Oct-2016 12:48 harro Added

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